Jakarta gears up for possible collapse of healthcare system

first_imgThe city’s isolation bed occupancy rate stood at 77 percent and the intensive care unit (ICU) bed occupancy rate at 83 percent as of Sunday. The city currently has 4,456 beds in isolation rooms and 483 beds in ICU rooms. The COVID-19’s task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito recently said that 80 percent of bed occupancy is considered a safe rate so that hospitals could carefully and promptly treat patients.Jakarta also reported a positivity rate of 12.2 percent for the past week, well over twice the World Health Organization standard of 5 percent, after the city met the WHO’s minimum testing rate of one test per 1,000 people per week.Jakarta recorded a positivity rate below 5 percent a week before reopening the economy in June. The ratio gradually increased starting from the second week of July.Despite the rising number of positive cases, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has extended the so-called transitional PSBB phase five times since June, with the latest being at the end of August. His move sparked concerns from experts who demanded he reinforce stricter social restrictions in the city.Read also: Jakarta on ‘right track’ in COVID-19 handling, Anies says, despite rising numbers The healthcare system in Jakarta is at risk of collapsing as hospitals are reporting “alarming” shortages of beds needed to treat COVID-19 patients.On Wednesday, Jakarta recorded 1,026 new cases and 17 deaths — bringing the tally to 49,837 confirmed cases, 11,245 of which are active cases. About 4,554 active cases are hospitalized.With the worsening COVID-19 situation particularly observed after the gradual easing of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in June, bed occupancy rates — the number of people hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 — in the city’s hospitals are increasing. A projection by researchers from Social Resilience Lab, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in collaboration with the LaporCOVID (Report COVID-19) community, shows that the healthcare system in Jakarta may collapse by the end of the year unless a massive intervention is made to curb transmission of the disease.The modeling, which analyzed data from Aug. 1 until Sept. 3 using the Gaussian equation, predicted up to 3,000 deaths by the end of October as more people requiring hospitalization were unable to access treatment because hospitals had run out of beds, according to NTU researcher Fredy Tantri.“We developed the best- and worst-case scenarios for the next two months. The [worst-case scenario] model shows that the city’s healthcare capacity would be fully occupied in the fourth week of September,” Fredy said in a virtual press conference on Wednesday.By Wednesday, Jakarta had reported a total of 1,347 deaths since the outbreak emerged.Around 37 percent of positive cases in Indonesia’s capital have shown medium to severe symptoms that require treatment in hospitals, prompting the Jakarta Health Agency to consider increasing bed capacity.It is planning to allocate more beds in 13 city-owned hospitals for COVID-19 patients, add beds in 67 referral hospitals, as well as cooperate with private hospitals for additional referral hospitals, Jakarta Health Agency head Widyastuti said. With the scheme, Jakarta will have an additional 851 beds, bringing the total number of beds for COVID patients to 5,432 — comprising 4,807 isolation beds and 636 intensive care beds.Read also: Patients crowd hospitals as Indonesia loses 183 ‘priceless’ medical workersWidyastuti, however, said that to increase the number of medical workers was never an easy task.The agency earlier this week recruited 1,174 new medical workers, including pulmonologists, internists, anesthetists, pediatricians, nurses, midwives and public health educators who came from across the country.Indonesia, home to 271 million people, has 0.13 specialist doctors per 1,000 people, fewer than half the government’s target of 0.28 per 1,000 people as part of its health reform program, according to National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) data cited by the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI). The figure for general practitioners is 0.52 per 1,000 people, fewer than half the ideal target of 1.12.On Wednesday evening Anies eventually decided to reinforce stricter restrictions that will take effect starting next Monday due to the surge in COVID-19 deaths and rising hospitalizations since mid-August. He cited the city administration’s projection that isolation beds would be fully occupied in mid-October and ICU beds on Sept. 25 unless the city returned to stricter PSBB.“Without strict restrictions, it [a collapsed healthcare system] is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said while announcing his decision on Wednesday night.Read also: Testing disparity looms over Greater Jakarta’s efforts to break chain of transmissionWidyastuti, meanwhile, suggested the central government and other regions adopt a more universal policy to curb the outbreak given the high mobility of people entering the capital.“[Comprehensive policies] must not only apply to Greater Jakarta but also Indonesia as a whole, as [people from] one province also have the potential to transmit COVID-19 to other people in other provinces,” she said, citing that 30 percent of confirmed cases in Jakarta originated from outside the city.In an attempt to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, Anies recently revealed a plan requiring all people in need of mandatory self-isolation to be quarantined at facilities run by the city administration. The plan was a response to the lack of discipline among self-quarantining individuals who occasionally failed to abide by the existing health protocols.The makeshift hospital at the Kemayoran former athletes village in Central Jakarta will open this month another two towers within its compound to accommodate up to 4,000 patients with mild or no symptoms who need no hospitalization but must self-isolate.Topics :last_img read more

GO-TIME: 4G Laptops Making Pennsylvania Agriculture Department’s Consumer Protection Work More Efficient

first_imgGO-TIME: 4G Laptops Making Pennsylvania Agriculture Department’s Consumer Protection Work More Efficient Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – The same technology that allows mobile device users to connect anywhere at any time is transforming how the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture does business.Department field staff identify and mitigate plant pests and foreign animal diseases. They also provide a broad array of other consumer protection services, including inspections of food and feed production facilities, farms, amusement rides, fuel pumps, scales of all sizes, commercial dog breeding kennels, restaurants, and food banks. For the past two years, the department has been equipping field staff with updated laptops with built-in, secure 4G wireless technology.“Some of our field staff have been using the same computers for ten years. Updated laptops mean they no longer need to travel to one of the department’s regional offices to have secure access to their emails and files. Now they can work anywhere they have a cell phone signal,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding. “We’re operating more efficiently, saving travel, paperwork and time.”Field staff perform inspections and other duties in each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. In some areas, there was previously no way to securely access email, files stored on the department’s network and critical updates to their computers.To date, the department has deployed 250 laptops, with an estimated cost savings of $520,000. The move will save the department more than $10 million during the project’s first five years. Within the next year, more than 130 staff will receive laptops, completing the department’s deployment of the technology.“By switching to a four-year hardware refresh cycle, and leasing instead of buying computers, we’re able to improve security and productivity,” added Redding. “With these laptops, we’re reducing the time it takes to make inspection results publicly available on the department’s website.”The technology upgrades are part of Governor Tom Wolf’s GO-TIME (Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management, and Efficiency) initiative, which is modernizing government operations to reduce costs and improve services. During Fiscal Year 15-16, GO-TIME saved $156 million, exceeding the $150 million goal set by Governor Wolf.“GO-TIME looks beyond the dollar figures to figure out how to transform the way we serve the commonwealth,” said Redding. “We share Governor Wolf’s vision of government that works, and this technology upgrade is helping to make that a reality.”For more information on GO-TIME, visit www.governor.pa.gov/go-time/.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf January 06, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cairns RE/MAX agent Cathy Ratcliffe tells of horror contract

first_img90/2-6 Lake Placid Rd after a fire tore through the villa on April 30, 2018.The unlucky buyer had just finishing signing the contract to take over the property when the home was gutted by fire, sending him hurtling into weeks of police investigations, difficult negotiations with insurance providers and organising for extensive repairs to be completed. On April 30, The Cairns Post reported on the heroic action of Clark Milne who grabbed a hose and immediately began dousing his neighbour’s house when he saw it engulfed in flames. Acting on instinct, Mr Milne said he kicked the bedroom door in a bid to stop other properties in the Kamerunga Villas complex on Lake Placid Rd from catching alight. The vacant property’s tenant had moved out the day before and the home was damaged extensively as a result of the blaze.“We had the opportunity to bail from the sale but stayed through to the end,” the buyer said. “There were difficulties with pre-approved bank loans, unusual circumstances with communication between us and the seller – we were at opposite ends of the country and often in remote locations and uncontactable by phone or internet – and hurdles with bank transfers for settlement.” 90/2-6 Lake Placid Rd, CaravonicaA CAIRNS real estate agent has spoken out on the importance of home and contents insurance after a fire tore through a villa she had just sold to a client.RE/MAX agent Cathy Ratcliffe had kept both parties together during an usually trying time for the vendor, seller and agent. Ms Ratcliffe said while her work and actions were all a part of the job, she urged all property owners to get insurance as soon as they signed on the dotted line.“No one expects a fire or flood or any other disaster or tragedy to happen and especially not when they have just started the exciting process of buying a new house,” Ms Ratcliffe said.“But, insurance is vital and, even though it could be seen as a big expense, you do not want to be stuck with rebuilding or repairing a property from scratch with no financial assistance.“Insurance can be paid once a year or broken up into smaller, monthly payments to help.”Three months after putting in an offer of his new home, the FIFO worker, who did not wish to be named, moved into his Caravonica villa.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agolast_img read more

DMA: Maritime Regulation for Autonomous Ships Needs to Be International

first_imgMaritime regulation for autonomous ships should be decided at the international level, a new report published by The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) recommends. Such regulation should be made more flexible if it is to support the development of autonomous ships, the report says.Identifying where changes in maritime regulation are needed, the report will be used as a platform for the future effort of DMA to develop regulation and make it digitalization-ready. ”The development of autonomous ships is fast-moving and we must be at its forefront. However, part of the current regulation is based on traditions dating back to the age of sail. That needs to improve. The regulation of autonomous ships shouldn’t be a hindrance to further advances,” Brian Mikkelsen, Denmark’s Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, commented.As explained, the overall approach to regulation of autonomous vessels is that they must be at least as safe as conventional ships. The report provides a recommendation that regulation in this area should be agreed upon internationally and more specifically in the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Denmark is already working hard at getting this topic at the top of the agenda at international level. ”We must be able to seize opportunities created by development of new technology. Denmark has a strong maritime tradition and we want to stay in the lead when it comes to development and testing of technology,” Mikkelsen pointed out.“In a globalized industry, regulation and standards for autonomous ships must be international. This is the only way to ensure significant global development in this area,” he added.last_img read more

Saturday feature at Legit Speedway pays IMCA Modified winner $1,500

first_imgWEST PLAINS, Mo. ­– There’s a $1,500 check waiting for the winner of Saturday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature at Legit Speedway.A minimum of $100 will be paid to start and all applicable IMCA points will be awarded for the April 16 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.Pit gates and the grandstand at West Plains both open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Entry fee is $50 and pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for ages five and under.The evening’s sponsor is Midwest Walnut of Willow Springs and Council Bluffs, Iowa.More information is available from promoter Gary Stolba at 417 252-1904 and at the track website, www.legitspeedway.com.last_img read more

Nantes to wear Argentine colours in tribute to Emiliano Sala

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Three more PSG players test positive for coronavirus Sarr signs Chelsea five-year contract Nantes will drop their usual green and yellow colours for Argentina’s blue and white-striped “Albiceleste” strip when they host Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Sunday. The move is to pay tribute to their former player Emiliano Sala. Nantes made the announcement on Tuesday, one year on from Sala’s death in a plane crash while travelling to Cardiff to join the then Premier League club from the French side. Nantes said the one-off jerseys would be for sale and all profits would go to Sala’s training clubs in his native Argentina. “Because he was dreaming of wearing the Argentine team shirt, the FC Nantes players will, for one league game, forsake their traditional yellow and green shirt for a blue and white jersey,” the club said in a statement. Sala died on January 21, 2019, in a crash off the Channel Islands, and his body was recovered from the wreckage two weeks later. Nantes and Cardiff City have yet to settle a dispute over the payment of Sala’s transfer fee.Tags: Channels IslandsFC NantesGirondins de BordeauxLigue 1last_img read more

Downing excited by Mel appointment

first_img Assistant head coach Downing has done a stellar job steadying the ship since Steve Clarke’s sacking last month and will aim to bow out on a high at St Mary’s, before Spanish coach Mel takes over next week after signing an 18-month contract on Thursday. Albion sit 14th in the Barclays Premier League, four points above the relegation zone, after a creditable run of three draws and a win under the likeable Downing. Press Association “My Spanish is worse,” he said. “It’ll be an interesting time. We’re aware he’ll need some help in terms of translations but football is a ‘universal language’ and we look forward to some different ideas.” The caretaker boss admits Mel’s appointment is a gamble – but no more so than any other. “Any appointment is a gamble, you’re never sure,” he said. “I always look at the positives. There will be new ideas, his own slant on it and it’ll be exciting times.” Mel was an early frontrunner following Clarke’s sacking but reportedly fell from favour due to disagreements over his backroom staff, with the Spaniard apparently keen to bring in his own team while the club wanted Downing and goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely to remain in their roles. The matter appears to have been settled and the pair’s future looks secure, although reports in Spain claim Mel still may bring in his own men in some capacity. “I’m not aware of that,” Downing said. “I know there are rumours flying around but I trust the club to do what they have over the last five or six years. I’m here to support the football club.” Downing will be without full-back Billy Jones again for his last game in charge. Jones has had an operation on a recent injury to his eye while fellow defender Goran Popov (neck) is out. Recent absentees Youssouf Mulumbu and Victor Anichebe are back in training but unlikely to feature. Mel’s appointment is an intriguing one, with the 50-year-old having never worked outside of his native Spain. However, the former Real Betis boss fits Albion’s criteria due to his history as a coach, rather than a traditional British manager, and his reputation for playing attractive football. “It’s exciting times and an appointment that’s gone full circle,” Downing said. “I’m pleased it got settled and there’s someone in place on an 18-month contract, which brings the stability that’s needed. “It’s been unsettling, particularly in the last week with a lot of rumours flying around. The players try to get on with things and I wasn’t sure if I was focusing on the Southampton game or whether the appointment was going to be made earlier.” He added: “I haven’t had chance to meet Pepe yet, I’m going to meet him over the weekend. I’m aware he is going to be at the game against Southampton and then we’ll crack on next week. “I’ve heard good things about the job he did at Real Betis, when he got them up into La Liga and stabilised them. The Spanish press like him. It’s a name I wasn’t aware of until a few weeks ago but he plays exciting, attacking football.” Much will be made of Mel’s reported lack of English but Downing foresees no major problems. Keith Downing is relishing “exciting times” for West Brom as he prepares to hand the reins over to new head coach Pepe Mel after Saturday’s trip to Southampton.last_img read more

Ireland to face England

first_img Ireland’s opening World Cup clash sees them take on Canada in Cardiff on September 19. Their other pool opponents are Italy, Romania and France. Ireland will conclude a busy World Cup warm-up schedule next year by tackling England at Twickenham. Press Associationcenter_img The Irish Rugby Football Union announced on Wednesday that head coach Joe Schmidt and his players will face a four-Test programme ahead of the tournament. Ireland’s opening game in the Guinness Summer Series will be against Wales in Cardiff on August 8, followed by successive home appointments with Scotland (August 15) and Wales (August 29), before meeting England on September 5. last_img read more

The Latest: Final 6 Nations rugby match called off

first_imgSix first-division games were scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including the Old Firm game between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic.___12:40 p.m.The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane. March 13, 2020 The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket.England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27.The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.”The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August. 1:55 p.m.The Greek Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The Hellenic Olympic Committee says a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.The committee says it took “the difficult but essential decision to cancel the rest of the program of the flame relay on Greek territory.”It says the decision was taken in coordination with the health ministry and the International Olympic Committee. 11:20 a.m.The German soccer league has suspended its season, dropping a plan to play this weekend in empty stadiums.The league board says there is an increasing number of suspected coronavirus cases affecting German clubs.Three second-division players have tested positive for the virus. Bundesliga club Paderborn said its coach tested negative, hours before his team was due to play Fortuna Düsseldorf, and that it was waiting for test results from an unspecified number of players.___ Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating.Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution.___10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. 9:55 a.m.Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the world (all times local):___12:30 p.m. The first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia cycling race in May will no longer be held in Hungary.Writing in a Facebook post, government commissioner Mariusz Revesz says the decision came because of the coronavirus crisis in Italy and Hungary’s declaration this week to ban large outdoor sporting events.Revesz says Hungarian and Italian race organizers would seek contract modifications so the Giro can start in Hungary some other time.___1:20 p.m. ___12:25 p.m.The Real Madrid basketball player who tested positive for the coronavirus was American forward Trey Thompkins.The positive result prompted Madrid’s basketball and soccer teams to enter quarantine because they share some facilities at the club’s training center.Thompkins wrote on Twitter he was “feeling great and just waiting for the virus to pass.” The last remaining Six Nations rugby match was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Welsh Rugby Union had earlier insisted its match against Scotland on Saturday in Cardiff would go ahead, but changed its mind by mid-afternoon.It’s the fourth match in the championship to be postponed and means the entire final round, scheduled for Saturday, is off.The Six Nations says “we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the U.K. and global sports industries.”It’s the first time the championship hasn’t been completed on schedule since 2001, when Ireland was hit by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums.Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside.The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___ 2:50 p.m.The Giro d’Italia cycling race has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first three stages of the Italian race were scheduled to take place in Hungary in May but the country has banned large outdoor sporting events. Race organizer RCS Sport says the entire race was postponed after they were informed by the organizing committee of the Hungarian stages that those three legs could not be held on the scheduled dates.RCS Sport says “all parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time.”___ 11:10 a.m.The Swiss hockey league will not have a champion this season.The league made the decision after canceling the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. It will be the first time since 1940 that no team will be declared champion.Games were suspended two weeks ago when the Swiss federal government prohibited large public events.___ Events with more than 1,000 participants were already banned in a bid to contain the virus outbreak.The rest of the Bundesliga’s 26th round was due to be played without fans present.___1:45 p.m.The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Latest: Final 6 Nations rugby match called off More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 German club Nuremberg says its whole team and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after defender Fabian Nürnberger tested positive for the coronavirus.The second-division club decided to conduct tests after two players from previous opponent Hannover tested positive for the virus.Nuremberg was due to play St. Pauli on Sunday but the club has asked the German soccer league to postpone the game.Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday was called off after Hannover decided on Thursday to quarantine its players for 14 days.___ The Bahrain GP was scheduled to be held next week — at an empty track — and the inaugural Vietnamese GP was set to be held in Hanoi on April 5.The first four races of the Formula One season have all been called off. The season-opening Australian GP and the China GP were previously postponed.No new dates have been set for the races but governing body FIA says it expects to begin the F1 season in May when it reaches Europe with the Dutch GP.___1:25 p.m. The handover of the Olympic Flame to the Tokyo organizing committee will go ahead as scheduled on March 19 at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.___11:50 a.m.Soccer in Scotland has been suspended following a similar move in England.The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League say games are off until “further notice.” Spain has declared a state of emergency for two weeks to try to contain the virus.___11:50 a.m.NASCAR and IndyCar have each called off their races this weekend. NASCAR was scheduled to run Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway without spectators but said Friday it is calling off this weekend and next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.IndyCar was scheduled to open its season Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, but suspended it’s season through the end of April. Four races are affected. ___11:10 a.m.The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus.The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions. 2:10 p.m.The first Bundesliga game has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bremen senator for the interior Ulrich Mäurer says Werder Bremen’s home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday won’t be played as scheduled.The game was supposed to be played without any fans in the stadium, but Bremen mayor Andreas Bovenschulte says the decision was taken to call it off because of fears that several thousand fans would have gathered outside the stadium.Thousands of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered outside the stadium on Wednesday during a Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund. The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket.___ 10:25 a.m.Baylor University says it has told its entire baseball team and staff to self-quarantine after learning that three TSA agents in San Jose, California who tested positive for COVID-19 had “indirect contact” with the school’s travel party earlier this week. Baylor said the team will self-quarantine in Waco, Texas, or at their permanent residence. The school said no players, coaches or staff are showing any symptoms of the coronavirus. ___4:55 p.m. Associated Press ___3:35 p.m.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___ However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps.___10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday. 10:45 a.m.India and South Africa have called off the two remaining one-day cricket internationals and decided to reschedule the series.The second ODI was scheduled to be played in Lucknow on Sunday and the third game in Kolkata on Wednesday. The first game was washed out by rain in Dharmsala earlier this week.___10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___ Russia is offering to host more European Championship games as UEFA considers whether the tournament can go ahead.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says Russia, which hosted the 2018 World Cup, could hold more than its scheduled three group games and one quarterfinal match in St. Petersburg.According to state news agency Tass, Chernyshenko says “we absolutely could expand the tournament program.”He adds that “Russia is ready for however the situation develops, we have plans.”___ ___11:15 a.m.UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEHabs win for Julien, rout FlyersUNDATED (AP) — Montreal Canadiens acting coach Kirk Muller dedicated Friday’s win over the Philadelphia Flyers to ailing head coach Claude Julien. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets won’t carry much momentum into the NBA Playoffs.The Nuggets dropped their third in a row as Stanley Johnson scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half of the Raptors’ 117-109 victory against Denver. Johnson hit three 3-pointers and a floating bank shot within a four-minute span of the fourth quarter, helping the Raptors push their lead to 103-92 with six minutes to go. Paul Watson finished with 22 points and Norman Powell had 15 for the Raptors, who have won four straight to finish 7-1 in the league’s Florida restart. Denver never pulled closer than seven points after that and lost its third straight to fall to 3-5 in its final eight regular-season games that were played in the NBA’s “bubble” in the Orlando area.Paul Watson scored 22 points and Normal Powell 15 for the Raptors, who’ve won four straight and seven of their eight regular-season games in Central Florida. NBA-NEWSMagic say Mo Bamba out for yearUNDATED (AP) — The Orlando Magic will play their postseason schedule without Mo Bamba.The team has announced that he has left the bubble for testing related to his previous bout with coronavirus.Bamba was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 11. The 22-year-old appeared in 62 games with the Magic this season, averaging 5.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. He was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 draft. — Gerrit Cole became the sixth pitcher to post 20 straight regular-season wins by allowing one run and four hits over seven innings of the Yankees’ fourth straight win over the Red Sox, 10-3. Gary Sánchez homered for the second straight game, Mike Tauchman drove in four runs and Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres had four hits, including a two-run double in the third.— Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of the season, connecting during a nine-run burst in the first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 11-1 on Friday night. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year missed the first 18 games of this season following a positive test for the coronavirus before summer camp.— Athletics erupted for five runs in the ninth before Mark Canha (KAN’-ahz) sacrifice fly completed Oakland’s comeback in an 8-7 win over the Giants. San Francisco led 7-2 until Matt Olson homered and Stephen Piscotty tied it with a grand slam.— Bo Bichette (bih-SHEHT’) broke a 4-4 tie with a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Teoscar Hernandez belted two of Toronto’s six round-trippers in a 12-4 pounding of the Rays. The Blue Jays became the 4th team in MLB history with at least six homers in back-to-back games, joining the 1996 Dodgers, 2003 Angels and 2012 Nationals. — Clayton Kershaw allowed one hit over seven brilliant innings to pitch the Dodgers past the Angels, 7-4. Cody Bellinger hit a pair of two-run homers and Justin Turner had two hits and an RBI. — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray struck out 10 as the Reds pummeled the Pirates, 8-1. Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) added a three-run homer while Cincinnati scored four in the seventh to break it open.— Lance Lynn tossed his first complete game of the year and Nick Solak homered for the Rangers in a 3-2 win over the Rockies. Lynn allowed an unearned run in the first inning and lowered his ERA to 1.11.— The Twins postponed their game against the Royals because of stormy weather. The two teams will play a twinbill on Saturday.MLB-NEWSCardinals to resume Saturday — Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) slammed a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning to lift the Brewers past the Cubs, 4-3. Josh Hader worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to preserve the lead as Milwaukee dropped Chicago’s major league-leading record at 13-4.— Jon Berti (BUR’-tee) had two hits and stole home in the Marlins’ 8-2 win over the Braves. to lead the NL East-leading Miami Marlins to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Friday night.Jesus Aguilar drove in three to back Pablo Lopez, who struck out a career-high eight over six innings.— The Phillies ended a three-game skid as Bryce Harper laced an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mets, 6-5. J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) hit a go-ahead, three-run shot for the Phils, giving him eight home runs and 20 RBIs in just 15 games.— Merrill Kelly pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning of the Diamondbacks’ sixth win in nine games since a 3-8 start, 5-1 against the Padres. Kole Calhoun hit a solo homer and a run-scoring single.— Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes homered and drove in three runs as the Indians beat the Tigers for a club-record 18th straight time, 10-5. Aaron Civale (sih-VAH’-lee) improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Tigers, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings. — The ASUN Conference says it is postponing all fall sports. The nine-team league, formally known as the Atlantic Sun Conference, operates mostly in the Southeast and does not play football. Friday’s announcement from the ASUN’s Presidents’ Council says that providing a spring season for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball is a priority. The Nuggets finished 3-5 at Lake Buena Vista. They have the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs, while Toronto is No. 2 in the East.In other NBA action:— Doug McDermott scored 23 points and the Pacers completed their restart schedule by defeating the Heat, 109-92. The game was delayed for several minutes late in the third quarter when Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. was carted off the court. Jones was attempting to get around a screen when he collided with 6-foot-11 Indiana center Goga Bitadze and fell to the floor.— Terance Mann had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers in a 107-103 win over the Thunder. Mann also provided the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. Amir Coffey added 21 points for the Clippers while Patrick Patterson had 17 points and 14 rebounds.— Tobias Harris scored 18 points and the 76ers closed the regular season by trouncing the Rockets 134-96. Both teams played most of their regulars for about the first 2½ quarters even though they already were locked into playoff matchups. 5 NFL officials take a leave of absence for 2020 seasonUNDATED (AP) — The NFL’s longest-serving on-field official is among five who have opted to take a leave of absence for the 2020 season. Line judge Jeff Bergman headlined the list released Friday by the NFL. Bergman was entering his 29th season as an official.Officials are allowed to opt out under the protocols negotiated by the NFL and NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other NFL news:— Browns starting center JC Tretter underwent a surgical procedure on his knee and could be out for an extended period. First-year coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t provide many details. Muller said he received a congratulatory message from Julien, who is back home in Montreal after having a stent placed in a coronary artery. Julien experienced chest pains following Wednesday’s loss to the Flyers. The Canadiens played inspired hockey on Friday as Tomas Tatar (tah-TAHR’) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (yehs-PEHR’-ee kaht-kan-YEH’-mee) each scored twice in the Canadiens’ 5-0 victory. Max Domi (DOH’-mee) had three assists for the Habs, who went ahead on Tatar’s goal just 62 seconds into the game.Carey Price turned back 30 shots in his seventh career playoff shutout.In other NHL first-round action:— The Islanders received two goals for their fourth line as Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin lit the lamp in a 5-2 win that gives New York a 2-0 series lead over the Capitals. Brock Nelson scored the game-winner late in the second period, just 15 seconds after Alex Ovechkin tied the game with his second goal of the night. Nick Leddy’s power-play score ignited the Isles’ three-goal second period. In other NBA news:— Vlade Divac (VLAH’-day DEE’-vahts) has stepped down as general manager of the Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. That’s the longest active drought in the NBA and one shy of the record.— The Bulls have fired coach Jim Boylen after the team missed the playoffs again. The Bulls were 22-43 and were one of the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World. Boylen finished 39-84 as Bulls coach. — Kobe Bryant and the rest of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class won’t be inducted in 2020 — or at the birthplace of basketball. The Hall announced Friday that the enshrinement ceremony will be held May 13-15, 2021, and the entire festivities will be moved from Springfield, Mass. to Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.NFL-NEWS UNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced that the St. Louis Cardinals will return to the field tomorrow in a doubleheader against the White Sox in Chicago. The Cardinals haven’t played since July 29 after numerous players tested positive for the coronavirus, including All-Star catcher Yadier Molina and infielder Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’). MLB also rescheduled the Cardinals’ postponed series against the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Detroit, leading to a host of late-season doubleheaders. Cardinals coach Willie McGee has opted out of being with the team for the rest of the season. He told the St. Louis Dispatch he has high blood pressure and doesn’t want to risk contracting the coronavirus with three older daughters and five grandchildren living at his family home in California.In other MLB news:— The Mets scratched two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom from Friday’s start against the Phillies. DeGrom says he has neck tightness, but “everything is fine structurally” and he doesn’t plan to go on the injury list. The right-hander felt soreness playing catch after his last start. — Nationals infielder Starlin Castro broke his right wrist on a diving play in the sixth inning of the first game of their doubleheader on Friday. A postgame X-ray revealed a break, leading the team to place its new second baseman on the 10-day injured list. Associated Press August 15, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles finished what they started after Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals was suspended in the sixth inning.The Orioles came away with a 6-2 victory before starting Friday’s scheduled game against the defending World Series champs. Bryan Holaday had two RBIs, including a run-scoring single shortly after the game resumed.Before the rain came Sunday, Baltimore got two RBIs apiece from Hanser Alberto and Anthony Santander in a five-run fifth against Stephen Strasburg.The completion of the game allowed the Birds to earn their sixth straight win, but the streak ended when the Nats banged out 19 hits in a 15-3 thumping of Baltimore. Nationals infielder Luis Garcia made his major league debut and went 2-for-5 with a two-run double.Also on the MLB schedule: Kelly shot an even-par 70 on Friday in tricky wind conditions to remain 2 under, three strokes ahead of Steve Stricker, Colin Montgomerie, Rod Pampling and Robert Karlsson,VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSCharleston Southern suspends 2020 footballUNDATED (AP) — Charleston Southern is suspending its 2020 football season. The school is part of the Division I Big South Conference and competes in the Football Championship Subdivision. The school said Friday the environment with COVID-19 was too “uncertain” to go forward in the fall, and the decision will let the football team prepare for games in the spring. In other pandemic-related sports news: — Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night’s game after throwing just 16 pitches. There was no immediate word from the Nationals on the type of injury that forced him off the mound during the first inning of a game against the Orioles. Strasburg got a late start on the season because of a nerve issue in his right hand. — The Indians have sent pitchers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) to their alternate training site after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to Detroit separately with their baseball equipment on Thursday for an “open forum” meeting at the team’s hotel before the Indians opened a series with the Tigers. The pitchers broke the team’s code of conduct implemented during the pandemic by leaving the team hotel last weekend and having dinner and socializing with friends of Plesac’s, risking contracting the virus.— Oft-injured Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday’s game against Boston. Manager Aaron Boone described the injury as a mild strain and is optimistic Judge will not miss significant time. Judge began the day leading the majors with nine homers and tied with Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon for the major league lead with 20 RBIs.NBA-SCHEDULENuggets fall again — The Canucks lead their series 2-0 after Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime to give them a 4-3 triumph over the Blues. It was Horvat’s second goal of the game and his sixth of the post-season. Elias Pettersson, and Tanner Pearson also scored against the defending Stanley Cup champs, while Jacob Markstrom made 34 stops in the Vancouver net.— Cam Talbot stopped 35 shots and the Flames took a 2-1 series lead by blanking the Stars, 2-0. Mikael Backlund opened the scoring with a short-handed goal 5:58 into the second period. T.J. Brodie doubled the lead midway through the third period to support Talbot’s fourth career postseason shutout.— Andre Burakovsky (bur-ah-KAHF’-skee) scored with 2:53 remaining to lift the Avalanche past the Coyotes, 3-2. Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Jost (johst) also tallied for the Avs, but the Coyotes tied it twice on goals by Clayton Keller and Michael Grabner. Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves for Colorado, which has taken the first two games of the NHL opening-round series.MLB-SCHEDULEBirds finish off Nats in completion of suspended game Hoge shot a 2-under 68 Friday to get to 10-under, leaving him tied with Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel. Hoge opened the round tied with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan.Horschel birdied four of his last six holes for a 64. Kim and Gooch each shot 65 to move up. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPKelly leads by 3AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly was the only player at par or better after two days on Firestone’s difficult South Course in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship. — The Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list, allowing him to practice on Friday. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person.— The Dallas Cowboys are holding training camp in the Texas heat because the pandemic kept them from traveling to cooler California. It’s the first Cowboys camp to be held entirely in the Dallas area. PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPHoge still owns share of leadGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tom Hoge continues to own a share of the lead through two rounds of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship.last_img read more